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Old 12-03-21, 07:52 PM  
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Question Best Shoes for Severe Overpronation/Flat Feet???

What are y'alls recs? I used the Ariel 18's for a few years now, but they are getting hard to get. They are the only things that have ever stabilized my feet (I also have sinus tarsi and so just strengthening ankles, etc, doesn't always work, sometimes makes it worse). There are some Ariel 20's have found (at a very high price) but everyone says they are different. I tried the Brooks Addiction 15 and their Adrenaline (don't remember number) and neither had enough stabilization, and the toe part on the addiction hurt badly or else it may have worked. It looks like Asics, Saucony, even Ryka and Sketchers have a few that are recommended, but I wanted to come here and ask the real experts
I never would have spent the money on Brooks in the first place, but was getting physical therapy for it a few years back to avoid steroid shots - dry needling is amazing for different pain issues!!, but this couldn't be fixed- was helped, but its an issue that will not fully change, so anyway, he recommended the Brooks Ariel 18's and they were my best friends ever since.

i have to say, my feet did get stronger while in them because I was able to move more and do more, and I was even able to do a little barefoot yoga because that had brought down the inflammation so much, so i don't think its counter productive like some articles seem to imply- atleast for my problems.

Thanky'all!! Love y'all and many blessings <3
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Old 12-03-21, 08:22 PM  
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I just bought stability shoes for the first time. I've had to get used to them. I've got my first pair of Brooks (have worn Asics for years). i got the Adrenaline #21 which you didn't like. And I got the Asics GT 1000 10. Both are nice. I feel like the Adrenaline has more support than the Asics 1000. So you may not like either shoe.

I tried another Brooks that had more support than the Adrenaline but it just felt too supportive to me. I can't remember the name & I've looked at their site and can't pick it out. It could have been the Levitate. Good luck - i just went through quite a bit of trouble finding new sneakers.
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Old 12-03-21, 09:05 PM  
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I've used and loved the Asics GT-2000 series for years.They come out with a new version each year. This year's latest version has a few differences. You can usually purchase the latest and last year's version. I usually buy a half size bigger than I have.

You have to try on a lot to see which feels best, it's not easy! Hope you find a good pair for you.

ETA You can go to a running shoes store and they can analyze your gait, and suggest some shoes for you to try for the overpronating/flat issues. That's how I found the ones that I loved for years.
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Old 12-04-21, 03:12 AM  
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Thank you both!! Probably the reason the Adrenaline didn't work for me was because I went too long before I settled on something and it had gotten bad.

Several years ago, i got fitted at a store, I cannot remember the name, and it wasn't for these specific issues, but they upset me so much, lol, I have been afraid to try again. in most shoes, I wear a 7 1/2 or 8, and he had me, because of the machine that saw I had absolutely no arches, in a 10. i was walking around the store with it flip flopping off of me (partly my narrow ankles), and making it clear they wouldn't work, but he insisted that was the proper shoe for me. I got so upset because I already couldn't find a right fit and I felt hopeless after arguing with him. If i was a 9 or 10, i wouldn't mind being a 9 or 10, but if you have to walk funny to keep the shoes from falling off and tie them around your ankles, then they are too big, lol. I guess I gave up on them really being intelligent about their product.

About the Asics, y'all say they come out with a new version each year. Could you possibly give a little more detail on that? Or atleast maybe which provides a little more stability.I don't really know shoe language, lol. i grew up getting the cheapest shoes in the store, whatever they were, and was that way most of adult life because it was all I knew. My hubby now, insists i do what takes care of me (I love that man!), and when my ankles finally went on strike over my foot shape, it was time. I wish shoe brands would stick with a style if people really like it, and if they make tweaks, just name it something else instead of discontinuing the others.

Sorry, anyway, the Asics - I think it was the GT 2000 and 4000 came up in articles, and I have considered. i think I would have liked the brooks addiction if it hadn't hurt my toes on the left foot so bad. I am being so dumb, but does that just mean i need to size up a little?

thank y'all so much for the thoughts and advice!
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Old 12-04-21, 11:45 AM  
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The Asics website has a fitting feature. Just click what you need/want with regards to support, cushion and size, and it will suggest which models might work.

When I got fitted at a running store, they had me go up a half size. Sometimes, with thinner socks, the sneaker feels big, so I use an insole. Now it's nice because I can use my thicker, warmer socks.
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Old 12-04-21, 12:25 PM  
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There is a website, healthyfeetstore.com, where you can filter selections by multiple foot conditions (including flat feet and over pronation) and it will make recommendations.
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Old 12-12-21, 11:03 PM  
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I wore my Ryka Devotion XTs for the first time in a while and they do have good ankle support, IMO. The open mesh isn't great when it's wet or cold, however.

For daily wear I seem to have moved on to my Hoka One One's, but I'm not sure they are as supportive in the same way. (The ones I have are sorta weather proof, which is a step up from the open mesh of most of my Rykas.)
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Old 12-13-21, 03:09 AM  
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I wore my Ryka Devotion XTs for the first time in a while and they do have good ankle support, IMO. The open mesh isn't great when it's wet or cold, however.

For daily wear I seem to have moved on to my Hoka One One's, but I'm not sure they are as supportive in the same way. (The ones I have are sorta weather proof, which is a step up from the open mesh of most of my Rykas.)
thankyou! Some of the reviews mentioned not being good in wet weather, which is something i haven't even thought about.
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Old 12-13-21, 10:17 AM  
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thankyou! Some of the reviews mentioned not being good in wet weather, which is something i haven't even thought about.
Yeah, I really didn't give it any thought at all for the longest time, but one day my shoes got totally soaked and my feet were freezing, so I hunted up the Hoka One One's for a dryer future, LOL!!

I also got some fairly inexpensive winter shoes (that have no arch support at all) that I've been loving. Didn't realize cold feet were one of the things making me uncomfortable. (I got some Rocket Dog Serenity boots. Cloth, and polyester fuzzy inside, but nicely warm. I need to get serious and put some waterproofing stuff on them, but so far all I did was add some store bought arch support, which works fine. These are not the shoes I'd choose for a trek through a series of big box stores, but with arch support they were fine for an unexpectedly active day. And FWIW, even without great arch support, I liked them well enough to buy a second pair right away. I could get two pairs of those for the cost of maybe part of a pair of something way more expensive. Considering how long I've been on the hunt for a casual winter shoe, I think it was a good choice.)
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Old 12-13-21, 12:40 PM  
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Yeah, I really didn't give it any thought at all for the longest time, but one day my shoes got totally soaked and my feet were freezing, so I hunted up the Hoka One One's for a dryer future, LOL!!

I also got some fairly inexpensive winter shoes (that have no arch support at all) that I've been loving. Didn't realize cold feet were one of the things making me uncomfortable. (I got some Rocket Dog Serenity boots. Cloth, and polyester fuzzy inside, but nicely warm. I need to get serious and put some waterproofing stuff on them, but so far all I did was add some store bought arch support, which works fine. These are not the shoes I'd choose for a trek through a series of big box stores, but with arch support they were fine for an unexpectedly active day. And FWIW, even without great arch support, I liked them well enough to buy a second pair right away. I could get two pairs of those for the cost of maybe part of a pair of something way more expensive. Considering how long I've been on the hunt for a casual winter shoe, I think it was a good choice.)
Lol! One of my thoughts was to just give up and get really good arch supports, i just worry. I apparently had pain I didn't know I had most of my life (and then some I knew I had) and when hubby got me very supportive hiking shoes, I cried while I walked around in them. Then after the trip I used them for, i went back to regular tennis shoes and did whatever damage, just walking around (and doing barefoot workouts) that led to the sinus tarsi finding. (i had also been using a mini trampoline to hopefully strengthen and take pressure off it, but that made it worse.Anyway, after PT, went to the Brooks and I never realized I'd lived in so much pain til then. It was heaven with shoelaces!!
You got me with the Big box Store!!! Not sure exactly what stores you are talking about, but I know stores like Walmart (warehouse stores maybe?) are killer!!i remember my mom used to be able to shop all day, but she would wander around a store like walmart and wonder where all the pain came from. Hubby is the same way. I just feel exhausted and beat up (lol), but not in the same pains as them, but I think they have a lot more arthritis all over. I keep telling him to get good stabilizing shoes (he has sexy arches that I am very jealous of, but he has a very bad gait) because I know it starts in the feet, and stubborn boy now has to get both hips replaced (was probably coming whether he changed shoes or not, but he is getting the first next month)
......... I am gonna look for some arch supports to use til I can get shoes, just don't know if they will fit in the broooks, yes, they have lost some support, but they are almost on the bulky side

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